"A truly unique, first class and worry free experience! A friend who has traveled the world had told me that Argentina and her experience with Exploration Journeys had been her best travel experience ever, and she was absolutely right!"
"We were a group of 8 with an age range of 14 to 75 looking for a vacation combining nature, adventure, culture and enjoyment for all of us."
"Everything was perfect: the attention and communication during the planning, the tour recommendations, the customization for our needs and wants, then the welcoming to Argentina, the quality of the hotels, the tour guides (every single one was excellent!), the balance between the tours and our free time to enjoy the cities…"
"We had the vacations of our dreams and we will definitely be back one day."
TRIP REVIEW OF MICHELLE BONNET AND DANIEL ALVARADO & FAMILY
A truly unique, first class and worry free experience! A friend who has traveled the world had told me that Argentina and her experience with Exploration Journeys had been her best travel experience ever, and she was absolutely right!
We were a group of 8 with an age range of 14 to 75 - my family plus my nephew, sister and in-laws - looking for a vacation combining nature, adventure, culture and enjoyment for all of us. Argentina was, without doubt, the best destination for this, and Exploration Journeys had everything to do with the great experience that we had.
Everything was perfect: the attention and communication during the planning, the tour recommendations, the customization for our needs and wants, then the welcoming to Argentina, the quality of the hotels, the tour guides (every single one was excellent!), the balance between the tours and our free time to enjoy the cities and restaurants of our selection (and their recommendations for these were also excellent).... and of course, the destinations! In 10 days we were able to experience the culture and history of Buenos Aires, the magical scenes from Tierra del Fuego, the magnificent and impressive glaciers of Patagonia, and the amazement and indefinite sense of awe of the sublime Iguazu falls. All of these without a single inconvenience, a single delay or a single detail that did not run as planned. It was truly impressive!
We are extremely thankful to Fred and Exploration Journeys (and to my friend who recommended them!). We had the vacations of our dreams and we will definitely be back one day.
MICHELLE & DANIEL'S BOOKED TRIP ITINERARY
DAY 1: YOU ARRIVE IN BUENOS AIRES
(staying for 1 night, with 2 tours included)
Flight arrival in Buenos Aires, Argentina!
Welcome at the airport and transfer with private vehicle and guide to your hotel.
Images of Buenos Aires: European Heritage and Latin American Passion (private tour)
Buenos Aires has been chosen for 3 consecutive years (2014, 2015 and 2016) as the #1 destination to visit in South America by millions of TripAdvisor users in their “Traveler’s Choice” contest... and rightfully so! This cosmopolitan, vibrant, and sophisticated city, commonly called the “Paris of Latin America,” is the best place in the world to enjoy a first-class tango show and to eat some of the tastiest steak, accompanied by celebrated Argentine Malbec wine.
Our expert “porteño” (as locals are called) guide will take you on a cultural journey, where you’ll visit the most iconic neighborhoods and learn about the highlights of the city; taking in its architecture, culture, history, and more! This tour is also a great opportunity to learn from your expert tour guide, the necessary information and useful tips to make the most of your free time in the city.
This is a private 4-hour tour.
DAY 2: LAST DAY IN BUENOS AIRES
An Off-the-beaten-path Journey to Buenos Aires' Unexplored Areas (private tour)
Beyond the usual highlights Buenos Aires offers, there is another part of the city which remains largely unknown and mostly inaccessible to most tourists. We’ll visit these “forgotten” and unknown neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, far off the typical tourist circuits, while delving into the remarkable stories of these off-the-beaten-path areas, as well as their most important highlights.
In a cultural journey that explores both the past and present of the working class sectors of Buenos Aires, this tour rediscovers the important contributions made by workers and immigrants; as well as the history of tramways, tango, and soccer… all mixed into a melting pot of historical development.
This is a 4-hour private tour.
Transfer in private vehicle to Buenos Aires Airport.
DAY 2: YOU ARRIVE IN USHUAIA
(staying for 2 nights, with 1 tour included)
Flight arrival in Ushuaia. Welcome at airport and private transfer to your hotel.Depending on your arrival time, you can relax at your hotel, enjoy your own explorations, or ask our local representative about suggested activities for your free time.
DAY 3: USHUAIA
A Trekking and Canoeing Adventure at the Ends of the Earth (private tour)
Prepare for a journey to the Ends of the Earth, as we embark on an unforgettable tour to Tierra del Fuego National Park, located in Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world! With 63,000 hectares of land this National Park is larger than the city of Chicago! You’ll encounter some of the most pristine and beautiful scenery nature has to offer, while experiencing the uniquely remote feeling of truly being at the ends of the Earth.
Our expert guide will help you discover the hidden wonders of the Tierra del Fuego National Park, including its enchanting lakes, forests, lush vegetation, and wildlife as you surround yourself in the peaceful serenity of nature.
This is a full-day private tour and includes lunch with non-alcoholic beverages & wine.
DAY 4: LAST DAY IN USHUAIA
Transfer in private vehicle to Ushuaia airport.
DAY 4: YOU ARRIVE IN EL CALAFATE
(staying for 3 nights, with 3 tours included)
Flight arrival in El Calafate. Welcome at airport and private transfer to your hotel.Depending on your arrival time, you can relax at your hotel, enjoy your own explorations, or ask our local representative about suggested activities for your free time.
DAY 5: EL CALAFATE
Seven Panoramic Boardwalks of the Mighty Perito Moreno Glacier (private tour)
Prepare to visit one of the world’s most awe-inspiring and unique glaciers: The Perito Moreno. This bright white ice giant showcases its mighty glory in the Patagonian Glaciers National Park, which has been declared Mankind’s Natural Heritage site by UNESCO. The park’s vast size not only gives it the distinction of being the largest ice mantle in the world, after Antarctica, but also the third largest fresh water reserve on the planet.
The Perito Moreno is of the few glaciers in the world actually growing and advancing, as opposed to the majority of the world’s glaciers, which are retreating and melting due to the effects of global warming. The ice that serenely sits above the water measures an impressive 262 feet (80 meters), which is just about the height of a 25-story building! And while that’s an incredibly large size for the human eye to take in, consider that this measurement is only 15% of the glacier’s total height. Five times more ice is hidden underwater.
Our destination is the panoramic boardwalks which overlook the Perito Moreno Glacier. Here, amidst the backdrop of the majestic, snow-capped Andes, you’ll find yourself immersed in an unforgettable glacier experience, while enjoy amazing picture-taking opportunities from the seven panoramic balconies facing the front of the glacier.
While the glacier itself is definitely the main attraction, the park also boasts remarkable scenery as well as glacial streams, small lagoons, crevasses, gullies, and plenty of ice formations that’ll dazzle the eye, surrounded by the scenic beauty of the Andes Mountain range, lakes and forest areas.
This is a full-day private tour.
The Mighty Perito Moreno Glacier Close-up Navigation Experience
Take in the sheer size and beauty of the Perito Moreno Glacier as it towers before you, from an exciting close-up perspective, as we cruise across the pristine waters of the Rico Branch of the Argentino Lake, which borders the Southern wall of the Perito Moreno Glacier.
The sheer magnitude of the southern wall alone is a humbling and inspiring sight. We’ll be stopping about 985 feet (300 meters) away from the southern wall of the glacier for some epic picture-taking opportunities that will showcase the grand scale and beauty of the glacier.
This will be definitely a different perspective from what you experience on the panoramic boardwalks.
This navigation is a 1-hour group tour done on the same day you do the Perito Moreno Glacier tour.
DAY 6: EL CALAFATE
Icy Blue Giants: Navigate the Largest Patagonian Glaciers and take the most Awe-inspiring Glacier Photos (in boat’s VIP section with private transfers)
Hop aboard as we embark on a discovery journey to admire the second largest glacier in South America: the Upsala, as well as other Patagonian ice giants only accessible by boat. The glaciers’ grandness is imposing, and their color remarkable: ranging from pure white to shades of dark blue. We’ll get comfortable in our seats, inside the exclusive VIP cabin on the upper floor of our ship, where we’ll experience better panoramic views with superior comfort and service.
On our way to the Upsala Glacier, we’ll enjoy great photo opportunities while we see icebergs of incredible and diverse shapes and sizes.
We’ll disembark at Glaciers Bay for an hour and a half to have lunch, and we’ll be able to do a short walk that will take us to admire spectacular views of the Spegazzini glacier (the tallest glacier at Glaciers National Park).
This is a full-day group tour and includes lunch with water, soft drinks, wine and beer. It includes private transfers to and from port.
DAY 7: LAST DAY IN EL CALAFATE
Transfer in private vehicle to El Calafate airport.You will take a flight to Buenos Aires and from there you will take another flight to Iguazu.
DAY 7: YOU ARRIVE IN IGUAZU
(staying for 2 nights, with 3 tours included)
Flight arrival in Iguazu.Welcome at airport and private transfer to your hotel. Depending on your flight arrival time, you can relax at your hotel, enjoy your own explorations, or ask our local representative about suggested activities for your free time.
DAY 8: IGUAZU
Behold the Breathtaking Panoramic Views of Iguazu Falls from the Brazilian Side (private tour)
With 80% of the falls located on the Argentine side, it is only from the Brazilian side that one can see almost all of them at once, in full, breathtakingly panoramic views.
The Brazilian side offers majestic scenic views of the beauty and entirety of the falls; this is because the Brazilian footbridge lies across the river from the falls, offering a unique perspective and epic scenic views, making the Brazilian side different and absolutely complementary to the experience from the Argentinean side.
This is a half-day private tour.
A Speedboat Adventure Up-Close the Iguazu Falls
Get ready for a thrilling speedboat adventure, enjoying a unique, up-close perspective of the majestic Iguazu Falls and experience a different viewpoint of the falls from what you’ll see from the panoramic boardwalks. Our speedboat will zip the waters of the Iguazu River and approach the falls getting thoroughly splashed by their mist as you hear their loud roar!
This ride provides a unique and extremely close-up view of the Three Musketeers falls with the opportunity to take outstanding close-up photos. To get to the boat dock you’ll ride a truck through the jungle and continue with a navigation up the Iguazu River canyon by the river rapids. Now it’s time to hop on board and begin our waterfall adventure!
This tour lasts about 2 hours and is done on the same day you do the Brazilian side of the falls tour.
DAY 9: LAST DAY IN IGUAZU
Witness the Unique Power & Might of the Iguazu Falls from the Argentine Side (private tour)
“You might have seen the photos. Even read about it. You might have visited other great waterfalls before. But you probably still have no idea what to expect when you come face to face with the almighty Iguazu Falls,” stated CNN in their article “Iguazu Falls: Why this natural wonder should be on everyone’s bucket list". To put that into perspective, Iguazu Falls is nearly twice as tall as Niagara Falls and nearly three times as wide. The late U.S. First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, was reportedly so impressed by the sight of Iguazu Falls that she exclaimed “Poor Niagara!”
In 1984, Iguazu Falls became a UNESCO World Heritage Site; and in 2011, it was selected as one of the 7 winners of the “New Seven Wonders of Nature” worldwide competition in which more than 100 million votes were cast.
Their size and scale are unlike any other waterfall on Earth. Made up of a system of 275 waterfalls, they have a staggering water flow of up to almost 3.5 million gallons (13 million liters) per second – enough to fill five Olympic swimming pools!
Unlike Niagara Falls, which is surrounded by developments such as casinos, a revolving restaurant, and coffee shops, Iguazu Falls are located within one of the few remaining inland rainforests in South America, the Atlantic rainforest, which is a haven for more than 2,000 plant species, about 400 birds species, and 80 types of mammals!
This is a full-day private tour.
Transfer in private vehicle to Iguazu airport.
DAY 9: YOU ARRIVE IN BUENOS AIRES
(staying for 1 night)
Arrival in Buenos Aires and transfer to your hotel in private vehicle.
DAY 10: BUENOS AIRES
Transfer from your hotel to Ezeiza International Airport in private vehicle.
We look forward to welcoming you again in Argentina!
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